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appointment. so now some democrats led by oregon senator jeff americaly are saying it's time to reform the senate rules themselves when the new congress convenes next month, they want to stop filibuster abuse by actually making senators talk on the senate floor when they want to filibuster. now, that didn't sit well with republican minority leader mitch mcconnell. >> what the majority leader is saying is he will break the rules of the senate in order to change the rules of the senate. i implore members on both sides to oppose this naked power grap grab strenuously and loudly. >> democrats can change the filibuster rules to prevent abuse of power when the new congress is sworn in. 48 democratic senators are on board with the rule change. but why is it so hard for democrats to summon these last few remaining votes? let's ask the man himself, the man leading the charge, oregon senator jeff americaly. thanks for being here. >> thank you. it's great to be here. >> you've got this plan, you've got a lot of senators on board. what exactly would your plan do and why would it deal with this gri
white and senator jeff merkley who will detail his plan to fight filibuster. next is "andrea mitchell reports." luke russert is in for andrea. how are you doing? >> i'm doing good. nice to see a writer for "the nation" dress like that. >> i cleaned it up. >> great stuff, good to see you in the hosting chair. i'm luke russert in for andrea mitchell. >>> up next, deadline looms and house is staying out on the winter break. the movements and lack thereof in washington with senator kay bailey hutchison and congressman jerry nadler. plus what's next on gun control and all you can look forward to in the next 24. iti price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. i've got a nice long life ahe
to do it and whether to do it at all. joining me now democratic senator from oregon, jeff murphy. senator, great to have you on the program. >> thank you, alex. it's great to be with you. >> so we just played some vintage al d'amato footage of one of his many filibusters. when we talk about filibuster reform, one of the things that is suggested in terms of reform is bringing back the talking filibuster, but i guess i ask you as someone who is leading the charge on this, is that going to actually help things in the senate, or does this give senators more opportunities to grandstand in front of cameras? >> listen, they can grandstand all they want right now, so that's already a privilege they have. unfortunately, what the minority has decided to do is to utilize the filibuster, which actually is just an objection to going to a final vote, so it's a quiet objection. it's not on the floor. no speeches are required. never have been required. it used to be people wanted to take responsibility for their obstruction because they understood that a majority -- a simple majority vote is a k
to work out for the obama campaign. >> the larger nonculinary theme of the book is that jeff martin does some great reporting in boston. the sense of self-delusion, the fact that romney micromanaged it in a sometimes idiotic way really contrasted with this machine that chicago had really -- >> you can say the chicken tenders and lucky thai stuff is garbage, but at the end of the day that's a superstitious thing. when it comes to actual strategy, sam, i thought this was incredible. romney's point system -- >> exactly. >> romney instituted a point system that assigned a specific numerical value to each event. rallies, speeches, fund raisers and so wrosh the more labor-intensive the event am, the higher the score. he was not to exceed 900 points on any given day. it never really stuck. yet, until the very end romney's assistant still dutyfully sent daily emails detailing how many points romney was using up on that day's schedule. >> i'm at 628. i want to know everything about this point system and -- i mean, 700? >> what was the logic behind that? >> the logic behind it -- i think the speec
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